Russian Viscounty scroll


A Viscounty scroll for Tryggr. 
Ink gouache and sumi gold on Pergamenta. Standard summits Viscounty text. Pseudohand by me. 

 

Main design adapted from manuscript dated to 1453 

http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/2009/05/cyrillic-manuscripts.html?m=1
I added an initial that included the recipient’s heraldry and abstracted supporters, a griffin and an ermine. 


Initial adapted from an initial from a 14th-15th c Gospel found in ‘The Russian Ornament Sourcebook: 10th-16th Centuries. ‘


Sketch for initial, with heraldry. 


Sketch for header. 

Red line work done


Calligraphy done. This one went so fast after calligraphy that I forgot intermediate pictures. 

Header close up


Initial close up. 

Sources
“BibliOdyssey.” : Cyrillic Manuscripts. Web. 27 Aug. 2016. <http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/2009/05/cyrillic-manuscripts.html?m=1&gt;

The Russian Ornament Sourcebook: 10th-16th Centuries. London: Vivays Pub., 2011. Print. 

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